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Dettol Power and Fresh Citrus Zest 80 Wipes (Pack of 4)
Dettol Power and Fresh Citrus Zest 80 Wipes (Pack of 4)
Price: £16.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A great little product, 12 Feb. 2015
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These Dettol Wipes are a great little product. They clean just about any surface around the house, are a nice size, have a nice lemony scent and the resealable pouch they are stored in means you can conveniently leave them just about anywhere you might need them. The only downside is that they are a bit pricey compared to a regular spray bottle of anti-bacterial cleaner and some tissues bought separately, but then the Dettol Wipes do take up a fraction of the room.


Philips GC4522/00 Azur Performer Steam Iron with 200 g Steam Boost and Safety Auto Off, 300 ml, 2600 Watt, Black
Philips GC4522/00 Azur Performer Steam Iron with 200 g Steam Boost and Safety Auto Off, 300 ml, 2600 Watt, Black
Price: £84.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Hot and steamy, 27 Dec. 2014
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This iron is hot and steamy! It slides into the nooks with ease. It has a lot of staying power, so faced with a crease or more, there is no need to stop midway through to wait for it to reheat.

I would add that it doesn't tire out my wrist or arm moving it back and forth, even with a full load, so that's also a plus!

One criticism is that no matter if I grip it hard or softly, I cannot get it to squirt, the button is in such an awkward place that I cannot reach it with my thumb!

I would recommend this iron.


Boompods Earpods In Ear Headphones for iPod/iPhone/iPad - Blue
Boompods Earpods In Ear Headphones for iPod/iPhone/iPad - Blue
Price: £25.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boompods, 10 Sept. 2014
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Pros
- Bright with clarity at the top end and middle (so good for spoken audio).
- Comfortable in the ear.
- Neat travel case.

Cons
- Price: much better earphones available for this price bracket (e.g. RHA MA350s even with their poor build quality - made up by their excellent customer service and 3 yr warranty).
- These offer no better audio than the earphones that come with Apple products.
- Very little bass (even after meddling with iPhone EQ levels).
- Rustling from the braided cable is annoying. Looping the earbud around the ear helps with the rustling, but leaves the controls un-naturally close to the ear.
- Noise-cancellation? Did not notice any difference when compared to other in-ear earphones, so more a gimmick in my opinion.

I cannot recommend these as a replacement to the standard Apple earphones, and would suggest looking elsewhere for a replacement set of earphones. Surprised by the high scores for such a poor audio experience, which is overpriced.


Vax Floor 2 Floor Pet U86-PM-Pe Upright Vacuum
Vax Floor 2 Floor Pet U86-PM-Pe Upright Vacuum
Price: £65.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A powerful but cumbersome cleaner, 28 Aug. 2014
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I found this cleaner to be cumbersome to carry and unwieldy to use, it doesn't run smoothly over wooden floors, rugs or carpet despite trying the different floor settings. The weight and lack of mobility would be countered if the hose and tools were good. However the hose is far too short at approximately a meter in length to be able to vacuum the stairs, plus to use it you've got take apart the cleaner and reassemble it making it a pain to use to clean the fiddly nooks and crannies of the house. It just all feels badly thought out. I also found the plastic to feel a bit flimsy as if it could break apart with vigorous use.

However, the suction was excellent and it did make light work of the cat hair on the rug and the power cord is very long meaning I didn't have to change plug sockets as I was cleaning. But these positives fail to outweigh the negatives of this disappointing vacuum cleaner.


The Golem and the Djinni
The Golem and the Djinni
by Helene Wecker
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.88

4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read, 31 Aug. 2013
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Set in New York at the end of the nineteenth century, this tells the story of two magical creatures, a Golem and Djinni, brought together who must learn to live amongst humans and to trust each other if they are to survive. On the whole, I found the story to be well written and the two lead characters engaging, however I found the denouement to be a bit rushed and a little anti-climatic. Still, 'The Golem and the Djinni' is an enjoyable novel and definitely worth a read.


Sure Women Maximum Protection Sensitive Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant Cream - 45 ml
Sure Women Maximum Protection Sensitive Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant Cream - 45 ml
Offered by Direct Pharmacy
Price: £6.35

5.0 out of 5 stars A deodorant you can trust, 2 July 2013
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This is a lot different compared to normal deodorants where you apply the night before. It is everything you need in a deodorant; smooth, effective and quick drying leaving no marks. It smells great and even though it does advise to use the night before it is just as effective to use during the day. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone wanting a trustworthy deodorant which does what it says.


Sure Women Maximum Protection Confidence Antiperspirant Deodorant Cream - 45ml
Sure Women Maximum Protection Confidence Antiperspirant Deodorant Cream - 45ml
Offered by LindsaysGiftsandMore
Price: £2.96

5.0 out of 5 stars A deodorant you can trust, 15 Jun. 2013
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This is a lot different compared to normal deodorants where you apply the night before. It is everything you need in a deodorant; smooth, effective and quick drying leaving no marks. It smells great and even though it does advise to use the night before it is just as effective to use during the day. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone wanting a trustworthy deodorant which does what it says.


Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Adult With Wild Ocean Fish & Chicken 3 kg (Pack of 3)
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Adult With Wild Ocean Fish & Chicken 3 kg (Pack of 3)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My cat loves them!, 4 Jun. 2013
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My cat is more of a food snob than I am, who turns her nose up to all sorts of food (and more besides!) However, Iams Ocean Fish and Chicken are the exception, she positively loves them. The bags are are large and provide plenty of servings so the three pack that Amazon sell will last a long time.

Now, if I could only find a way to stop the neighbour's cat eating it too..!


Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (Penguin Modern Classics)
Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Miklos Nyiszli
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A short, horrific read, 24 May 2013
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'Auschwitz' is an eyewitness account of a Hungarian Jew, Miklós Nyiszli, who was sent to Auschwitz along with his wife and daughter. Upon his arrival Nyiszli is separated into the 'able' where his training as a pathologist meant he became Dr. Mengele's assistant pathologist performing autopsies aiding Mengele's twisted research into twins, dwarfs and other subspecies that risked polluting the Aryan race.

What follows is a dispassionate and heartbreaking retelling of his experiences and the impossible positions the SS savagery put him. Does he confirm the diagnosis of typhus and condemn the death of thousands in a camp, or contradict the doctors, sparing the the ill for a little longer but condemning the doctors to death?

A difficult and horrific, but important read.


Selling For Dummies
Selling For Dummies
by Ben Kench
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful aid, 23 May 2013
This review is from: Selling For Dummies (Paperback)
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This is the first "Dummies" guide that I've read, and although I'm not employed in direct sales I work in retail and thought that it would be useful to develop my skills. It turns out that my intuition was correct! Although not every chapter was relevant to me, there was enough clearly explained tips and advice in here to be of great benefit to me, and as a result my copy is now littered with little sticky notes for quick access to the most helpful sections.

Recommended.


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